Georgia Magazine - January 2018 - 30

Future of education

These adult programs are changing. At Valdosta State University,
for example, Adult and Military

Programs (AMP) looks nothing like it did in 2010, when it
started. In the last five years,
the university has welcomed
more transfers from technical
colleges than first expected,
so programs have grown to
accommodate transfer credits and move students into
degree programs.
"We've known for a long
time that it's getting harder for
people who don't have a degree to do as well," says Jerry At the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega,
Merwin, director of VSU's
students who transfer or return to college after not
public administration and
completing a degree get assistance with figuring out
organizational leadership pro- how their previously earned credits can be applied
grams. "We see people in their and how their work experience can earn course
credit.
40s, 50s and 60s wanting to
come back or change careers.
We want to help them do that."
Programs are shifting to competenWorkplaces want workers to
cy-based skills, which employees
have certain practical skills in adcan directly show their employers
dition to the knowledge they build
that they learned or developed
in the classroom. This has led to a
online or in the classroom.
nationwide focus on "competencyGeorgia's colleges and universibased education," rather than conties likely will focus on more certifitent-based education, Merwin says.
cate programs as well, Merwin adds.
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His sons, now 20 and 18, attend Savannah State University and Columbus State University. As they begin to
set their eyes on their own graduations, Skrine is thinking about going
back to VSU for a master's degree in
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career and was a full-time father," he
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